Shelly May Bell

July 19, 1927July 11, 2011

Jacksonville, FL Shelly M Bell, 83, of Jacksonville, Florida and former Connersville resident, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. Shelly was born in Cottonwood, Missouri, July 19, 1927 to Edgar and Lillie May Butler. She followed her sister to Connersville and was employed at Ford Electronics and Refrigeration for 27 years, retiring on July 19, 1989. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the I.U.E. Local 919. Shelly enjoyed her garden and growing flowers for arranging. She loved going to the ocean and walking on the beach. Shelly collected roosters and baked bread as gifts for others. However, spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren always took precedence. Shelly is survived by her three children and their spouses: William G. Bell and Gloria of Laurel, Patricia A. Basford of Jacksonville, Florida, Carolyn B. Hayes and Eddie of Richmond, Kentucky; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters and their spouses: Mary Lang and Marlin of Largo, Florida, Della Lambaro and Mike of Plainfield; two brothers: her twin, Shirley Ray “Red” Butler and his wife, Jewel of Franklin, Ohio, Raymond Butler of Connersville; several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, Shelly was preceded in death by four sisters: Stella and Helen Butler, Gracie Hawkins, Erva Jo Glozer; three brothers: Floyd, Lloyd and Fay Butler and her former husband: William A. “Bud” Bell. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor John Reynolds of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 until 2 p.m. Saturday where memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette county Cancer Society or to Calvary Baptist Church For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Pam Hicks

July 28, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shelly was a wonderful person that I feel lucky to have known.
Sorry I am just finding out about your mom's passing.

samuel butler

July 17, 2011

rejoice rejoice... how does it feel to have jesus as your next door neighbor...
love ya always
samuel lee butler

Sally Noble

July 16, 2011

Dear "Red" and Jewel,
Am thinking of you today as you say farewll to your sister. as being a twin you must have had a lot in commom and so many memories. My prayers and love are always with you.
Love to you both.
a friend always
Sally Blakley NOble

Ronny Butler and family

July 16, 2011

Patty, Bill and Caroline, So sorry about your Mom, my Aunt Shelly. She was always a sweet Aunt to me over the years and I will miss her. She always told it like it was, a "true Butler!" She has a large family to greet her now. May you rest in peace Aunt Shelly.

July 15, 2011

I'm heart go out to Shelly family, God bless the family, Reva Adams.

Betty Gay (York) Fox

July 14, 2011

Bill & Patty,
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. It's always so difficult to lose your mother. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories of her and knowing that you'll see her again when it's your turn to enter God's kingdom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marvin Byrd

July 14, 2011

Bill and Gloria,Patty and Carolyn,we are truly sorry for your loss.May your mom rest in peace.